infoTECH Feature

July 23, 2010

Spectrum Introduces Linux-Based Signal Processing Platform

Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (Spectrum (News - Alert)), which delivers advanced reconfigurable radio technologies that connect the complex world, recently announced the release of the SDR-2010.

The SDR-2010 is a very powerful and adaptable Linux-based signal processing platform. It is an Intel (News - Alert) 64 Architecture Server hosting the new high-performance PRO-2910 PCI Express based carrier cards. Each card has dual XMC/PMC sites.

This extraordinary configuration provides all the adaptability and processing power on an embedded signal processing system at the same time utilizing a server that’s Intel-based or PC has the host. Defense clients have already been shipped the PRO-2910 carrier and the related modules.

Douglas Fast (News - Alert), the president of Spectrum, said that the SDR-2010 enables their customers to reuse existing IP in a new, and more powerful, Intel-based signal processing platform. The SDR-2010 shows the company’s commitment to providing their customers with adaptable, high performance platforms that lessen their development time and cost.

The SDR-2010, which is also available in a ruggedized rackmount chassis for deployment, includes multiple 8-lane PCIe Gen1 interfaces to the PC motherboard, data rates of up to 400 MB/s between XMC sites and PRO-2910 boards, a high-speed communications fabric, and customizable server features like CPU, RAM (News - Alert), and high-speed disk options.

The PRP-2910 is a unique carrier card. It features flexible data routing that can be utilized to interface to the real-time FPGA, DSP, and I/O processing engines of Spectrum into industry-standard Intel computing architectures. This module supports Solano-based XMC modules from Spectrum like the XMC-1131 ADC (News - Alert) and XMC-2131 DAC modules. Third-party PMC modules are also supported.

Both the SDR-2010 and the PRO-2910 are used in Electronic Warfare (EW), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) counting multi-channel direction finding and wideband spectral analysis, and Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) applications. The SDR-2010 and the PRO-2910 enable several combinations of FPGA, DSP and GPP signal processing devices to support a broad range of software-reconfigurable applications.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

Subscribe to InfoTECH Spotlight eNews

InfoTECH Spotlight eNews delivers the latest news impacting technology in the IT industry each week. Sign up to receive FREE breaking news today!
FREE eNewsletter

infoTECH Whitepapers